Bruichladdich ‘The Classic Laddie’ Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky (700ml)
Volume: 700ml ABV: 50% Age: No Age Statement Country: Scotland
Bruichladdich is living proof that the traditional whisky regions of Scotland make no sense. Please don’t think that labelling a whisky “Islay” has anything to do with taste because the truth is far more complicated and interesting. The distillery was built in 1881 when puffer-supplied coal was available as an alternative fuel to local peat, it is likely that Bruichladdich was specifically designed to produce the purest unpeated spirit possible. The great Alfred Barnard supports this view with a tantalising clue – the Laddie is the only distillery on Islay that he does not describe as drying its malt using peat in his fascinating exploration of the island’s distilleries in 1885. Sadly, none of that 19th century spirit survives, but the original Victorian machinery has allowed an unparalleled legacy of craft distilling to trickle down through the generations of men who make this sophisticated Islay dram.
This Single Malt Scotch whisky was originally crafted by former Master Distiller Jim McEwan from individually selected casks to showcase the classic, floral and elegant Bruichladdich house style. Unpeated, it is the signature bottling of the distillery and the definitive Bruichladdich. Made from 100% Scottish Barley, trickle distilled, then matured for its entire life by the shores of Loch Indaal in premium American Oak, it is a testament to the quality of the ingredients used by this distillery. This is authenticity, as the lads and lassies at the Bruichladdich distillery know barley matters.
Our Tasting Notes
Nose: Floral notes of orange blossom, honey’d sweetness and freshly malted barley and salty sea air.
Palate: Orchard fruits of red apples and ripe pears, brown sugar and honey sweetness, fresh vibrant lemon myrtle and pink sea salt.
Finish: Golden toffee, soft honey and and some mineral rich malt.
|Dimensions||35 × 14 × 14 cm|
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